Reading Resources

The Sherborn Library offers reading resources for kids, teens and adults. Here, you’ll find reading-related information for adults to help you find your next great read.

Book Suggestions

Find your next great read using Novelist, a database that has tons of read-alike recommendations or try selecting the next title you'd like to read from among these lists of recommendations, prize-winners and award-winners.

  • NoveList - Browse book recommendations by genre or use NoveList to choose a book you’re in the mood for. Through the Minuteman Library Network, search through a database of over 92,000 fiction titles to find the book that’s just right for you.
  • Modern Library - Reflects results of readers’ polls for the 100 Best novels and 100 Best works of nonfiction to jumpstart your reading or discussions.
  • The Man Booker Prizes  - Literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language and published in the UK.
  • Pulitzer Prizes - Honors excellence in journalism and the arts.
  • National Book Critics Circle Awards - Awarded each March to honor the best literature published in the United States in six categories, chosen by critics themselves.
  • Goodreads - Share and read others’ book recommendations, book reviews and book ratings.
  • Top Requests List - The top 50 books by current holds throughout the Minuteman Library Network.

New Books 

An up-to-date, comprehensive list of all new materials – both both juvenile and adult – that the Library acquired during the previous month. To receive email notifications of the Library’s latest and best acquisitions, sign up here.

Book Discussion Group Resources

Begin a new book discussion group or reinvigorate an existing group with resources found here.

  • Bookish - Each month Bookish recommends eight must-read book club picks.  
  • Reading Group Choices - Reading Group Choices partners with publishers, independent bookstores, public Libraries, and authors to enhance the shared reading group experience.
  • Reading Group Guides - Find book summaries, discussion guides, tips for running a successful book group, contests and more.

Staff Recommendations 

Here are some favorite titles from the staff at the Sherborn Library.